Vacuum Forming A Severe Deep Draw
We vacuum form this award winning, very challenging part for QubicaAMF. First of all, the Durabin has a very severe deep draw, and we make it from High Density Polyethylene, with a .312″ starting gauge. The challenge we face is a result of the draw of material. We are tasked with maintaining adequate wall thickness into the 10 pockets that are in very close proximity to each other. We were able to alleviate this problem with the use of “plug-assists” for each pocket, thus giving us the capability to optimize material distribution.
Created for: QubicaAMF
Process Control Critical
Process control technologies such as in-line infra red scanners aid us in successfully forming parts such as this. Without the ability to profile the heat program, it would be next to impossible for us to manufacture this part. To the right is a heat profile of the sheet for this part.
With the infra-red line scanner we possess the ability to precisely develop a profiled heat pattern. Thus, we are better able to optimize the distribution of materials in challenging parts.